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HISTORY: On this day February 25-March 3, 2018 (week 09) infographic

On this day February 25-March 3, 2018

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February 25-March 3, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features President Benes of Czechoslovakia, the Oscars, the Reichstag in Berlin, the molecular structure of DNA, the explorer Vasco da Gama, the movie King Kong, and Time magazine

February 25, 1948: President Edvard Benes of Czechoslovakia accepted the resignations of 12 non- Communist ministers as the Communists took control of the government

February 26, 2017: There were red faces at the Oscars after the movie La La Land was wrongly announced as Best Picture. Moonlight emerged as the real winner

February 27, 1933: The Nazis claimed a Communist conspiracy after fire gutted the Reichstag in Berlin. A Dutchman, Marius van der Lubbe, was executed for starting the fire

February 28, 1953: James Watson and Francis Crick discovered that the structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes, was a double helix with two intertwining strands

March 1, 1498: Vasco da Gama discovered what is now Mozambique during his voyage to India, a voyage that paved the way for Portugal to establish a colonial empire in Asia

March 2, 1933: The movie King Kong had its world premiere, featuring special effects culminating in the giant ape swatting planes from atop the Empire State Building

March 3, 1923: Time magazine was launched in the United States. It has the largest circulation for a weekly news magazine, with a global readership of 26 million

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